Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe and Vanilla Extract
- Aloe Vera
- Aloe Vera and Egg Whites
- Aluminum Foil
- Aluminum Foil, Raw Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda, Black Tea Bag
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil
- Cold Water
- Colloidal Silver
- Cool Water
- Egg Whites
- Egg Whites, Mustard
- Flaxseed Oil
- Hold Ear Lobe
- Honey and Flour Paste
- Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
- Lavender Oil
- Local Medicinal Oil: Mow Sun Medical Oil
- Milk of Magnesia
- Onion Juice
- Peanut Butter
- Place Burn on Earlobe
- Plaintain Tea, Nettles
- Plastic Wrap
- Pork Fat
- Raw Onions
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Sour Cream
- Soya Sauce
- Sunburn Remedies
- Tea Tree Oil
- Tiger Balm
- Tomato Paste
- Urine Cures Rope Burns
- Vanilla Extract
- Vitamin E
- Warm Water
- Wet Clay
- White Flour
- Wind Burn
Aluminum Foil Treatment for Burns
First, place the burn under cold, running water to dissipate the heat. Then, apply the shiny side of ordinary aluminum foil to the area of burned skin and prepare to be amazed! The pain may increase briefly, but then should subside and may be completely gone within half an hour.
[YEA] 07/15/2010: Donna from Drexel Hill, Pa: "Just burned my thumb while making mac and cheese. Remember reading about aluminum foil so I thought I would give it a try. The foil has been on my thumb about 5 minutes and I can honestly say I no longer feel any pain. Wow, this really works! Thanks to everyone at Earth Clinic!"Replies
[YEA] 12/27/2011: Amanda G from Monroe, Mi replies: "To be honest I thought all you guys were crazy reading the comments. lol BUT I burned my three fingers very bad I was frying in my deep fryer and pushed it to move it not knowing or forgetting that the outside was going to be hot had ice on it for four hours still was hot and in pain. Then try the aluminum foil and worked within 15 minutes it feels cold not almost like an ice hot feeling. Thank you soo much!"
[YEA] 01/14/2012: Ifallenking from Kingsville, Texas replies: "The aluminum foil really works!!!!!!!! I have no pain at all."
[YEA] 05/02/2010: Karma2010 from Glendale, Az: "I burned the inside of my left hand when I grabbed the barrel of a rifle right after it had been shot. I could feel the skin burn, I was out in the desert with friends so I just grabbed a cold soda and held it, i swapped it out for a colder one every 30 mins for 2 hrs. I got home shortly after, grabbed a piece of aloe off my plant that i had and went to work, i used alot of it and it only worked a little for the pain, so logged online to find a pain remedy for a burn, I saw tin foil..My boss had some and about 5 mins after i wrapped my thumb with the foil, the pain went away, i left it on my thumb for about 2 hrs. i took it off when it got all sweaty..barely a mark no pain.my thumb is good to go!, this combo really works...."Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/19/2011: Elizabeth from Birmingham, Uk replies: "Alumininum foil does ease the pain. Im typing with foil on my burt finger now. It is still stinging, but it is not as bad as what it first was. I have been soaking my finger in cold water for about an hour and 30 mins and couldn't take it out without it hurting and burning like mad. Ive had the foil on for about 15 mins. At first it does hurt badly... But if you stick with it, it gets better! Thanks. :)"
[YEA] 08/16/2011: Kiwigurl from Wellington, New Zealand replies: "Im doing the same thing right now. I had my burnt finger in cold water and with ice cubes on it for about an hour. Everytime I took out of the water and cubes it started stinging straight away. Ive had the foil on for about 5 mins now and its just starting not to sting as much. Thanks goodness as Im trying to type up an essay :)"
12/07/2011: Gloria from Brentwood, Ny replies: "I never knew aluminun foil works on burns, I will try it next time... Two weeks ago I was frying some fish while talking.... Got distracted and I reached for the spatula without realizing it was over the gas fire. The silicon handle was stuck in my hand and left a black residue glued to my hand for a while. I remembered somebody told me when burning put your hand on wheat flour. It stops the pain almost immediately and it doesn't let your skin to bubble. And it did that, minutes later zero pain, no bubbles, no scars. In any case no ice, no cold water, never, ever they just got your burn worst, more painful."
12/11/2011: Plz Help !! from Montego Bay, Jamaica replies: "I burnt my hand with hot oil applied ice its been 7 days now. Will aluminium foil still work for me ?"
[YEA] 03/26/2010: Tammy from Logan, Utah: "I burned my finger taking a pan out of the oven, my finger blistered. I tried cold water, antibiotic ointment, aloe and nothing worked, so I got oline and found this website. I saw the aluminum foil remedy and was a bit skeptical but it worked like a charm!"Replies
[YEA] 11/09/2011: Teresa from London, Uk replies: "I burned my hand in a bad way. Tried everything, running water, aloe vera, egg whites. Lastly, I put the foil and it worked, the pain desolved. Amazing, thank you so much."
[YEA] 02/07/2010: Tangomaniac from Central Ca, Ca: "Yesterday I had the worst burn of my life! I was glad to find QUICK relief here! I was melting butter in my stainless steel pan/handle and forgot it was hot. Grabbed the handle and immediately I knew this was going to be bad! Ran cold water first and then got something cold in the freezer. My husband looked up the internet (he didn't know about Earthclinic) and said NOT to use ice or creams, just cold water. The pain was intense!! I didn't want to waste water so I still used stuff from the freezer and also laid my hand in a plate of cold water. It was my right hand. I couldn't do much for more than 30 seconds at a time w/out the pain coming back! I then went here and found the foil to be interesting! I tried it and lo and behold the pain went away in about 5 min just like they said! It was trying to blister...I also have a bunch of creams...I used Rescue Remedy. I have an ozonated olive oil and i finally found a sample of aloe vera w/some other vitamins. I put that on and wrapped the foil over that. I found that it trapped in some moisture. I was able to juice later that afternoon using my right hand to push the damper!! The next day its just red and no blisters!! Thanks for the info here! I told others today and they will keep it in mind for further reference! They were thankful!"Replies
[YEA] 03/05/2010: James from Taranna, Australia replies: "i burnt my finger on oil from the BBQ, i tried water for 4 hours but the pain came back every 15 seconds, i tired honey it did not work, the pain was still there, onion worked but once the juice dried from it it started to burn again, so i came on here and seen the foil remidia, put it on and after two minutes no pain worked like a wonder"
04/01/2010: Celteyes from Pearland, Texas replies: "Does anyone know if the aluminum foil treatment is good for radiation burns? I have a friend going through radiation for lung cancer and they asked me what was the best treatment for that. Initially I said pure emu oil because I know our military uses it for our soldiers who have been burned.
I thought aloe may help but when I went thru chemo and radiation for breast cancer it didn't help my burns too much."
[YEA] 11/13/2011: Katy from Vancouver, Wa Us replies: "So, I had burnt my thumb on an oven rack at about 6 o'clock today. It's now ten, and I was burning since then. I have been reading this site, and thought this aluminum foil thing was a hoax. I just put it on my finger, and it took about 30 seconds to start working. Whoever came up with this idea, I give you props and I love you. (:"
[YEA] 11/15/2011: Amber from Hillsboro, Oregon replies: "So I tried everything like mustard, honey, cold water, cold mil, cool water, tea bags, butter I got all that from the internet so I kept searching cause it wouldn't stop stinging and I ran into this and WOW it really does work although it really does burn for like 10-15 min maybe a little longer but then the pain eases up. Wow this is amazing!!! I will definitely be recommending this to family and friends."
[YEA] 11/28/2011: Linda from Kingston, Ontario replies: "IT WORKS.... MY TEEN DAUGHTER PUT HER PALM OF HAND ON HOT PLATE ON FLAT STOVE TOP.... BURNT IT TRIED COLD WATER... ICE PACKS.... ALOE VERA.... OINTMENT.... AND NOTHING WORKED. LOOKED UP IN THE NET.... THOUGHT WHY NOT!!! IT IS, AS OF RIGHT NOW, AS WE SIT IN FOIL, CALMING THE BURN PAIN.... WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT :)"
[YEA] 06/13/2009: Julia from Brooksville, FL: "Yea, for aluminum foil for burns. While I was cooking tonight I got a pretty bad steam burn. After running it under cold water and having ice pack on it for a while, I wasn't getting any relief. I jumped on this site and came across the aluminum foil cure for burns, and by golly gee wilikers, it worked! I had it on for 15 minutes. Just took the aluminum off 5 minutes ago, and I can say absolutely, I feel no pain. Yea!!!!!"
[YEA] 04/19/2009: AmynMatt from Warrenton, VA: "I burned my whole right hand on a pan I removed from a 400 degree oven. I remembered the aluminum foil cure from reading this site. Put it over my whole hand immediately and left it on for 15 minutes. My hand feels like nothing ever happened! Thanks so much for the tip!"
[YEA] 02/02/2009: Joey from Birch Bay, WA: "Old family cure from Nova Scotia! If you get a burn of any kind (Steam, etc) wrap the burned area in aluminum foil and leave it be! Depending on the severity of the burn, it will generally be healed within 5 to 15 minutes. You'll feel it get cool and you can check the progress if you like, but this heals like nothing else does! I know it sounds wierd, but the first time I tried it, I became a believer - I always have a box of foil on the counter when I'm cooking, just in case!!"Replies
[YEA] 04/03/2009: Amy-May from Birmingham, England replies: "i had badly cut my hand and the nurse said its a bad friction burn and i'd have to take painkillers, i did that but the pain still remained. so i looked up how to stop it from scarring and hurting, not help at all.. then i found this site. The aluminum foil really helped, i used the non shiney side of it and it stung from the pressure on the burn, after 10 mins there was no pain at all, it will scar [ but thats because of how severe it is ] atleast it doesn't hurt though, thanks xx [ i'm 17, have to live with it forever! ]"
[NAY] 04/14/2009: Sarah from San Diego, CA replies: "In response to the aluminum foil and burns... I do not recommend trying this at all!! When you put aluminum over anything hot, it traps the heat inside and continues to cook... Why would you do that to any part of your body!!?? This is a big NAY from me..."
[YEA] 06/07/2009: Josh from Pittsburgh, PA replies: "In response to the "nay" for aluminum foil... a little science (and actually trying it) will go a long way to believing it. First of all, aluminum is an excellent conductor of heat, so when you put it against something hot, it will conduct any heat from the point of contact until it can't hold anymore thermal energy, or the stored energy dissapates into a cooler mass (usually air) so more can be conducted from the heat source. For the same scientific reasons, it also transfers cold equally as well (cold is simply the lack of heat). A basic burn injury actually dissapates alot of its heat before any treatment is actually given anyway, provided the source of the burn is removed (i.e. hot oil, steam, hot metal conductor, etc). The internal body temperature agitates the burn causing more pain that lasts even after cooling it off under cold water (NOT TO BE DONE TO EXTENSIVE BURNS). In short, the foil acts as a conductor of your body heat, alleviating pain due to added warmth on the burn. It works quite well. For extensive burns, seek professional help, preferably from a specialized burn center over a general hospital."
[YEA] 12/23/2009: Csmith from Ivins, Utah replies: "I burned my hand while baking. Not thinking about it, I grabbed the very hot pan that just came out of the oven. It burned my palm. I apply cold water and ice packs to my hand for 10 hours and still the pain was extreme. So I looked up on the internet of what could help and came to this site. I read about wrapping the burned area in aluminum foil, and thought that it would not work. But tried it anyways, and about 5 minutes later, the pain was gone. I just couldnt believe it, so I wanted to share my story that I am now a believer with the aluminum foil and burns."
[YEA] 01/08/2010: Lvkl4l from Le Sueur, Mn replies: "Yeah! I was skeptical of this at first. I tried it & couldn't believe how well it works! I burned my finger serverly on steam (not bad enough to require medical attn., but still bad). I tried the cold water, vanilla, ointment...nothing really helped it out long term. So I searched the net & found this site. I thought I'd try the foil trick. Low & behold about 30 min. after I put it on, my finger was 100% better! I still have 2 spots that got it the worst that I'm still treating, but I can't believe the difference it made!!"
[YEA] 04/30/2010: Gif_girl from Berlin, Germany replies: "YES YES YES YES YES!!! my finger olive oil burn went from scream-worthy searing painful (couldn't turn the tap off for more than 15 seconds) to completely docile and dull within 5 minutes!!! didn't have any foil so my boyfriend put a toblerone wrapper on it. i highly recommend this remedy, thank you nova scotia!"
[YEA] 10/06/2010: Amber from Newville, Pa replies: "I am using foil as I am trying to type this I burnt my thumb about an hr and a half ago and immediately ran cold water over it and then used my daughters hello kitty ice pack on it and could not remove the ice pack for more than 30seconds at a time without it burning really bad I saw this and thought these people are nuts this cant work but it honstly does I cant say it heals it but its made the pain go down massively and ive only had it on about 10mins I think it takes time to work but I believe it works!"
[YEA] 10/18/2010: Maria from Seattle, Wa replies: "I accidentally poured some coffee on my hand at work. I wrapped some ice in a few paper towels and put that on my hand. It worked, but after an hour my hand was still hurting whenever the ice came off. It was really hard to work around the ice pack too, so I started looked for other remedies. Since I was at work I didn't have a lot of the stuff around, but we did have foil. At first it burned, but I saw someone say that that went away after 5 minutes and another said 10. After 15 it still stung. I put on another piece of foil so that no air was hitting the burn and presto! No more pain."
[YEA] 10/27/2010: Sara from Jeff City, Mo replies: "I thought you all were nuts but my thumb hurt so badly from touching the baking sheet about 2 hours ago that I couldn't take the ice pack away from it for more than 20 seconds without screaming pain coming back so I thought what the heck.. I had some foil in the kitchen and decided to go for it. The initial pain was very intense and I wanted to go back to the ice pack and wimp out but I did some heavy breathing and stuck through the pain. It's been about 10 minutes and while the pain is still there, it is now very dull and very tolerable. Thanks for the info. You made me a believer!!!"
[YEA] 11/07/2010: Kristen from St. Peters, Mo replies: "I touched a sizzleing hot steak plate, burnt my thumb so bad, could only stay off ice for 7 seconds at a time for a full hour, tried the aluminum foil wrapping... Shiny side in, within 10 mins all pain was gone! I can't wait to burn myself again! .... :| j/k"
11/07/2010: Ellen from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada replies: "Please do not ever use aluminum foil on your skin ever again. This is very toxic as aluminum causes many disorders including dementia. The aluminum will absorb into your body easily. A better solution is to use coconut oil and oil of oregano together. This not only removes the pain instantly, but it actually heals the wound in a healthy way. Good luck. Sue"
[YEA] 01/29/2011: Lori from Denver, Colorado replies: "It worked!!! My son, 9, burnt his finger On a glass pan straight out of the oven. Nothing was working to take his pain away. Found your sight and thought... Well... Tried it and within 2 minutes NO PAIN!!!! After an hour, we removed the foil and all is well. WOW, I am so gratefull to whom ever posted this originally and for the testimonials. THANK YOU"
[YEA] 03/16/2011: Christy from Great Falls, Montana replies: "It works! I burnt my right index finger on hot glue in art class, my fingertip turned all red and it hurt so badly! I thought it'd get better after awhile, but after crying through lunch, I knew something was wrong. So I was going to put some burn cream on my finger so I could do my homework on the computer, but my brother was in the shower. I was desperate for help, and googled how to help a burn. I found the aluminum foil remidy, and was VERY skeptical, but I figured I couldn't get any worse, so I tried it and it works! It's nuts! I'm sooooo glad I found this! :D"
03/17/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "Really wierd huh? About a month ago I was putting a log into my woodstove, and accidentally pushed the top of my thumb (right below the nail bed) into a very hot part of the interior of the stove.
I immediately said a few choice words to myself and then went to the kitchen and got out a piece of aluminum foil. I had been keeping this EC cure in the back of my mind, and now the time had come to try it.
It never hurt at all! I have done this exact same burn in the past, (darned woodstove! ) and it should have started throbbing within a few mins, but it never did! I kept the foil on for about an hour or so.
Here it is a month later, and I still have a pink line below my thumbnail to show for it. It was a deep burn, and the foil really, really worked.
Thanks Earth Clinic and EC posters! "
[YEA] 05/05/2011: Wendy from Los Angeles, California, Usa replies: "having trouble writing cuz of the tin foil on my burnt finger - pain is gone!!! cannot believe it..wow"
05/30/2011: Cee Cee from Charleston, Wv, Usa replies: "Aluminum Foil is the best for burns... Who would've thought?"
[YEA] 06/18/2011: Melanyh from Houston, Tx, Us replies: "YEA! I burned myself with cooking oil this morning, leaving a silver dollar-size burn on my wrist. I immediately ran it under cold water, but it still hurt terribly & looked like it was going to blister. I sprayed an OTC product on it, and it cooled it while the spray was wet. When it dried, the pain returned. I tried this remedy, per the site, and am pleasantly surprised. I took a 2" strip of foil and wrapped it around my wrist like a bracelet, securing it with a hair band (not too tight, of course). It felt better after a few minutes, but I have left it on for nearly an hour now & don't feel any more pain. In addition, the redness is almost completely gone. Thank you so much for this wonderful remedy!"
[YEA] 07/12/2011: Rose33090 from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Thank goodness I found this site. I got 2nd degree burns (blisters and worst pain I have ever had) on 3 fingers from an industrial size curling iron. I had kept them in ice water but could only get real relief from holding an ice cube with fingers till it melted, then another, etc. For 6 hours at that time but if I took my fingers out of water for even a few seconds, incredible pain returned.
I read this blog and tried the foil, shiny side to burn, wrapped each finger individually and still had to put back into water, but after maybe 15 minutes, did not need to add any more ice. The pain lessened greatly over the next 2 hours. After about 4 hours, there was no pain. Took fingers out of water and removed foil. I had no more blisters and no more pain. It's been 4 days and other than my fingers feeling like very dry skin (and if you knew where the blisters were you can see the outlines), I have not had any problems. This blog was a real saver."
[YEA] 07/17/2011: Relieved!!! from Huntsville, Alabama Usa replies: "I steam burned my pointer finger on my left hand while removing a lid from a pot of boiling water. The pain was intense! I soaked it in cold water for about an hour. It felt better, but was killing me whenever I removed it from the water. I tried some aloe vera I had from the store. It did nothing to relieve the pain. I looked on here and tried the egg whites. I was greatly dissapointed. It just started to hurt more. I was about to give up, but decided I could try the aluminum foil. At first it hurt so badly I wanted to scream. But while I sat with it on, I read more and more testimonials. It felt only slightly better. Then after reading one of the testimonials, I wondered if I had wrapped it too many times. So I began to unwrap it (about 15 min into the process). I accidentally unwrapped it all the way, and suddenly realized it felt 100% better. CRAZY!!! So, a believer! You should try it, you'll be amazed!"
07/18/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Ditto for me. Having seen the aluminum foil work twice for my kids, I ran for it yesterday for a angry red burn. The first few minutes it hurt so much, I was going to give up and put my finger in cold water, but before 5 minutes were up, it stopped hurting! I kept it on for an hour just to make sure, and now there is barely a pink mark."
07/18/2011: Blanche from Iberia Parish, Louisiana Usa replies: "I used this more than once and it does work. I'd like to add that the smoother the foil is against your skin the better. If it is too wrinkled there are some places that don't get touched with the foil. Also if you tape it on, try not to use the tape directly above the burned area, as the heat will just stay there against the tape."
[YEA] 07/24/2011: Jodes from Brisbane, Australia replies: "well I burnt 4 of my fingers pretty bad tonight taking a pan out of the oven. They blistered pretty much instantly. I had put cream on them had them in water for about 4 hours. Couldn't take them out the pain was really bad, so I found this site. Have now got the foil on my 4 fingers and it does work. It took 5 minutes thank you everyboby for repling because I probally wouldn't have tried it."
[YEA] 07/29/2011: Mariela from Mainz, Germany replies: "Ha! Who would have thought? I have spent the last 5 hours wrapping my fingers in ice packs. I was opening the lid of my casserole and burned 3 fingers with the steam. I was going crazy with the pain and was ready to do anything to make the pain stop, after not even getting much relief with the ice packs. I was scared to take my fingers out of the ice pack, so I started with the least severe one, and after about 5 minutes it did stop hurting! I thank you all so much, because all of your comments encouraged me to take one finger out at a time and to try this remedy. God bless you and this amazing site!"
[YEA] 08/15/2011: Gg from Sacramento, Ca replies: "YOU MUST TRY THIS! Thank you SO much!"
[YEA] 08/31/2011: Hayy12 from Sunshine Coast, Australia replies: "oh wow, I burnt my finger with boiling hot oil tonight, I sat there in tears with ice cold water on it for about 4hours, everytime I took my finger out for about 2seconds it would start burning up again, it was so painful that I felt like chopping my finger off haha.
Then I come on here and put aluminium foil on it for 5minutes and the pain has gone, not completly but enough to bare with, thanks guys can finally get some sleep"
[YEA] 10/17/2011: Annette from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I burnt my fingers and palm badly when I picked up my curling wand by the heated end. The pain was intense, and I got small relief with ice packs, but I knew I would have problems the next day (and indeed for the next week) unless I could find another remedy.
I admit I was skeptical about the alfoil remedy, but I wrapped up each finger individually in foil, and then my palm, and the pain intensified. The pads of my fingers were throbbing. I kept reading all the comments about the foil, and thought, "just be patient; it will get better". ANd indeed it did. After about 20 mins the pain huad subsided substantially. I kept pressing the foil on my fingers which seemed to draw more heat out.
I went to bed with the foil still on, and a pair of cotton gloves to hold it in place. This morning I had 3 small blisters on my fingers, but no pain. I am amazed, as normally that type of burn would cause quite a bit of damage.
Thanks so much to everyone for the great advice - I am passing this on to all my friends with children."
[YEA] 05/24/2012: Elaine from Charleston, Il replies: "It really is a miracle. A burn that would have kept me bandaged for days was practically all better in 12 hours."
[YEA] 07/20/2009: Gean from Salina, KS: "Today I got a second degree burn (immediate blistering) on my finger when I accidentally touched the heating element in my oven. I immediately wrapped it in aluminum foil (no cold water rinse - our water takes forever to get even semi-cold). I kept the foil on for a couple of hours. Then I applied raw honey and a band-aid. There were moments here and there when it hurt a bit during the first couple hours, but hardly at all. After I put the honey on, I don't remember any more pain. Kept the honey on for a couple hours. There is still a blister, but no pain."Replies
[YEA] 09/03/2011: Todd Jacques from San Diego, Ca replies: "I found that the foil worked well, while also soaking in ice water. After about an hour I took my hand out of the water, it stung for just a bit but way less intense than at first, I'd say 20% of initial pain. I've had the foil on for about 2 hours now and I am barely aware that I even burned my hand at all. It works!"
09/25/2011: Cole from Cali, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia replies: "Here's a new one. I burned the palm of my hand deeply while cooking. The only thing I had on hand was Manzanillia in an eye wash solution and ice cubes. Pain was gone completly in 5 minutes. Three weeks later no scarring.
I live in Cali, Colombia and I bought some snail oil, which is oil made from snails y dissolving them with mineral salts, coca leaves and other things. While Bar-b-queing one day I burned my wrist lowering the top on the pit. Very bad and deep, about the width of a pencil and 1.5 inches in length. I know never put oil on a burn, but I did and pain was relieved after a few hours. It did not blister and I kept applying the oil until it was better. This was 7 years ago and I have no scar on my fore arm. Heck I can't remember which arm it was on."
[YEA] 07/17/2013: Tea Dropper from Prince George, BC, Canada: "Hi, So my sister and I just tried this apple cider vinegar from b____. We had it sitting in the back of our cupboard and one day we decided, what the heck, mine as well try it out! She had a really bad burn on her leg, so we thought we would try it on externally. Within a day, her burn was minimal compared to what we are sure it would have been!
So anyone who decides to spill hot tea all over their legs, apple cider vinegar poured onto a damp cloth and placed over top of the burn helps majorly!
[YEA] 03/09/2009: Felicia from Ellensburg, WA: "I once saw years ago a mention in an article that ACV was good for burns. I remember my mother putting it on me when I was young and dumb and got a sunburn. But I don't remember it ever doing much. Strangely though several years ago I got a fairly bad burn on several of my finger tips taking chicken out of the oven. At the time all I could think was that I had to get some ACV, don't ask me why but I did, especially since my experience so far wasn't good. But I got it out (not even the good natural, unfiltered kind) and I soaked my three fingers in ACV for about 45 minutes which was about how long it took for the fingers to quit throbbing. Instead of getting blisters all that happened was about a week after the incident a small patch of dry skin appeared on the finger where I received the worst of the burn. So the skin was still damaged and I still lost it, but there was no blister or lingering pain or tenderness. Same exact thing happened when my young son burned the palm of his hand on a light bulb. When he did it he immediately said through his tears, "Oh, no, not the stinky stuff, Mom!" I had him soak it for about 45 minutes and he experienced the same result I did, just a small patch of dry dead skin about a week after the incident. I now know that ACV isn't very good for sunburns because you would need a vat of the stuff to soak in, but for everything else burn related, I swear by Apple Cider Vinegar. It works miracles!"Replies
05/01/2013: Marissa from South Carolina replies: "I got steam burnt, does it work for that too? And when you soak it, is it supposed to burn a little?"
[YEA] 06/27/2008: Tan Koon Peng from Singapore: "If you are burned by fire immediately pour ACV over the wound, there will be no pain or scar. Try it and be amazed."Replies
[WARNING!] 11/24/2009: Cured from Niceville, Fl replies: "Warning - I have recently began using ACV for just about everything from cleaning the house to hygene/health. A few weeks ago I got a blister from trying to pull start a leaf blower. The skin was already gone from the blister/burn. I think I waited a day or two and it started healing somewhat on its own. I then applied ACV full strength (grocery store brand) to the burn a few times. I quit cause it seemed to make it worse. Maybe my result would have been better had I don't it immediatly or there was a no no with the exposed skin. Who knows so I probably won't try it for that again but just about anything else it has worked amazingly."
07/23/2011: Tried It from Plano, Tx replies: "it's possible the ACVdoesn't work well for those with sensitive skin. I personally have had great success with ACV on burns and so has my eldest daughter. My youngest has many allergies and sensitive skin (eczema, etc. ) and she does not experience the same results. It seems to make her worse. So, I stick to good old aloe for her. Not quite as great as the ACV for me, but pretty good nonetheless."
[YEA] 07/13/2013: Paul from Ohio: "It worked pretty well for my burnt thumb :)"
[YEA] 06/21/2013: Natalie from Minnesota: "WOW!!!!! My mom burned her finger on the stove yesterday and was in incredible pain. She kept her finger in ice water all night. When it was time for bed she couldn't handle the pain because she had to take her finger out of the water. I found this site and applied the baking soda paste to her finger. The pain stopped within 5 mins and she was able to fall asleep. When she woke up the pain was gone and also was the wound / blister. She slept with the baking soda on her finger and it healed it completely. Her burn was really bad, so please give it a try if you are in pain because of a burn. We are soo amazed at what baking soda can do!! :)"
09/27/2012: Jordy from Glendale, Oregon And United States: "This afternoon wile making fried bread I splatterd my whole foot with oil it hurt so bad I couldnt stand it I tried every thing from cold water to tooth paste and honey nothing worked so I foud the baking soda paste and it worked instantly. I cant believe it thank you a zillion earth clinic this is the only burn remidy I will ever use now."Replies
[YEA] 12/04/2012: Chelsea from Duluth, Mn replies: "THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! I always knew that baking soda was a neutralizer (it's amazing in paste form when it comes to stings too).
Today I was making soup for dinner and it splashed up onto my hand. My dad being the LPN here at my house told me to run it under cold water for a while then ice it and put it under more cold water. That helped, butwheneer you take it out of the water and it HURTS! Then I happened upon this site looking for ways to stop the burn, and I discovered, you can use baking soda as a burn remedy. But I do have one caution and that is when you first put it on the burn, it does hurt... A lot... Like you just got the burn again. But I put on a decent sized glob every 15-20 minutes and it's just fine. =D"
[YEA] 07/05/2010: Angelina from Keller, Tx: "Baking soda for burns...I reached into a 500F oven and touched the inside of my forearm on the door. It was an obvious 2nd degree burn, just over 1" by 2" with the the center area raised and white, and bright red around it. It hurt worse than any burn that I remember, so I immediately came to Earth Clinic. I tried the egg white first, which probably would have worked if I had stuck with it, but I found that every time the egg white would warm up on my arm, the pain was extreme. So I switched to baking soda paste (equal parts baking soda and water mixed until it forms a thin paste) and the results were remarkable. At first I had the same experience when it would warm on my arm...more pain. But then I read some comments about reapplying every few minutes, so I did just that. Apparently, this is the key! After 6 or 7 applications (each time it would dry and begin to crack off I would rinse it and reapply) the pain was completely gone and did not return. And the white area was now pink and flat. Really, I am astounded by this remedy! I never had to take a painkiller to sleep, as I initially thought I would, as the pain never returned. I bandaged it with more paste to sleep, mostly as a precaution and so that I didn't rub it on the sheets. This morning I have a red area on my arm but no other indication that I had experienced such a nasty burn. I HIGHLY recommend this remedy!"Replies
[YEA] 09/12/2011: Dmakepiece from Philadelphia, Pa, Usa replies: "I burned my hand very, very painfully when I accidentally poured boiling water on it. If I took it out of cool running water for a few seconds it would feel like I could die from the pain. I tried the aluminum foil fix, which didn't work for me. The baking soda paste did work, but it took a few times changing the baking soda and water mix. After about 3 times I felt good enough to leave it on my hand covered with a paper towel and inside a plastic bag. When I went to sleep I made a new paste and put my hand, the paper towel, and the plastic bag inside a sock. This morning there was slight redness and only a small area hurt."
[YEA] 10/22/2011: Lorik24 from Walden, Ny, Usa replies: "I have used EC as a reference for the past 3 years. GREAT site!!
Last Christmas eve I had burned my hand/finger just hours before leaving for a large family event. I tried ACV, and cold/cool water. Neither helped. So I came to EC and read about the baking soda paste remedy. I applied the paste about 4-6 times in a hour. Pain relief was almost immediate. After the final application it was time to shower and get ready to leave. You know how after you've gotten a burn, and you get that area wet, or are showering how it brings that burn feeling right back. Well after the baking soda paste remedy, I showered and had no pain at all. The next morning I expected not only pain, but swelling and/or blistering. I got neither. About 3 weeks after all of this I did get a blister (I had to think to remember 'why' I would even get a blister). This popped, peeled and was gone in about 2 days. I never had any issues or scarring... Baking soda paste is the only burn remedy I will ever use now.
THANKS Earth Clinic once again!!!"